The setting is dark and depressing. Is Vidocq dead, or alive? I know that this movie is a horror film, but it’s an artful horror. The plot gallops along, with Depardieu appearing in flashback scenes throughout while his biographer, the police, a decadent journalist and his sidekick all try to re-trace his steps, solve the bizarre murders and capture the Alchemist if he or she even exists! The time now is And it also shows the strength of French film-making.
Thanks for that Nate. The editing is so bad at times I wonder if it’s been monitored by the director. French murder mystery set in th century France which started interesting enough but overall left me disappointed and unsatisfied. Why wait to catch him? No problem, Knifethrower, I understand. In overall, this is an enjoyable piece. The pursuit turns deadly and Vidocq, the detective, is killed. If you like good movies, try this one.
I loved the story, the actors and graphicaly is one of the most inovative movies ive seen in recent years. The country was in disarray after repeated subtitlse in government.
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French murder mystery set in th century France which started interesting enough but overall left me disappointed and unsatisfied. The pursuit turns deadly and Vidocq, the detective, is killed. Enlgish, may I ask where you obtained the info that the Japanese Blu-ray has English subs? The images are pleasant for a while, but don’t make for a whole movie. Join our movie c o ebglish t y to f i nd out. Send a private message to knifethrower. Find More Posts by Flatnate. You’ll either love this or hate it, since a good chunk of this movie is based on its flashy visual style.
This movie failed to do so. The story is interesting and the ending left me quite surprised for a few seconds,but quite annoyed after seeing that there was no way of predicting the bad guy,reminded me of those annoying movies where you find out at the end that the mystery killer was a character that died in scene 1 I also got annoyed by how the killer killed his first 3 victims,It seemed an awful lot of trouble to kill them that way when he could just stabbed them or shot them,which led to vidocq finding the hair pin of which he just happened to know the owner which told him about the next victim and so forth Gerard depardieu appeared in only a few scenes mostly of which involved him fighting the alchemist,well made vdiocq complex fight scenes,but totally unnecesary to the plot.
Why wait to catch him? Cuts and closeups and wiggle shots, like drunk on a boat in a storm.
Find More Posts by toddly The acting is good, as often in the case with French actors, and the story compelling and interesting. This is how you do an action movie! Why does Vidocq let the killer keep murdering people?
I saw it when in holiday in France and because my French isn’t up to much I barely understood what engllsh were saying. I almost forgot that it was possible to make good movies. Everywhere you can see people are suffering.
It was not an expensive production, but looks better than most of Hollyood Blockbusters of the last 20 years at least. This is one of the first major motion pictures worldwide to employ a fully digital process in its making, including digital cameras.
I also didn’t like the surrealist painting like decors,but thats just a matter of taste so I won’t hold it against it. Eight out of Ten.
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Sentinel 19 June Find More Posts by knifethrower. I had it in my library I also had the Canadian release. You’d also lose the wonderful surreal Frenchness of the setting, and almost grotesque supporting characters.
The time now is The plus side of being French is that it doesn’t stick to the Hollywood-style horror. Gerard Depardieu plays the title character, Vidocq, a brilliant criminologist who is on the trail of a mysterious caped villain who wears a mirrored mask.
Thanks for the info folks. Watching it I was reminded of what a BBC costume drama would be like on acid, and could also see indebtedness to Phantom of the Opera, Sherlock Holmes and perhaps Blade The story takes place in ‘s France. There are some good effects, but there is nothing special about these any more. It vjdocq deserve much more attention and financial success than it actually subtitlex, but “Galliwood” suffers from the lack of effective marketing infrastructure.
For me the englsih for the commercial flop are obvious.
French cinema nowadays has been a great alternative from Hollywood crap. The plot gallops along, with Depardieu appearing in flashback scenes throughout while his biographer, the police, a decadent journalist and his sidekick all try to re-trace his steps, solve the bizarre murders and capture the Alchemist if he or she even exists! Then came fnglish flood of Hollywood movies, exceeded in special effects, but with bad scripts, without compelling stories; remakes or adaptations bad adaptations of old TV series, and so on.
There was also the theme tune which I sometimes put on in the background.
The conclusion is not much of a surprise but the discovery of the villain’s identity is still pretty satisfying. Possibly could import it from another site as well. I found the story very confusing and -even worse- most story lines are not worked out properly, which is a basic requirement for a good movie. LaFeeChartreuse 3 November Pitof is not a director. Sloppy, sloppy, sloppy making. This movie is vidoxq acclaimed by other subtitlrs of IMDB. Sweden is a small country, so to make money, you gotta go for blockbusters over here.
Another strong point of criticism is that not only the story, but engllsh the characters are not worked out as they should. The story took place in France. The Japanese release only has Japanese subtitles. Lions Gate stated on their website, that they would, but as in the past with them, they are not the most reliable companies with dvds.